NVIDIA Quadro M5500: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro M5500


NVIDIA started Quadro M5500 sales 4 April 2016. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.61 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 211 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 30.14 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro M5500's architecture, market type and release date.

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Market segment
Mobile workstation
Launch date
4 April 2016 (5 years ago)
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Technical specs

Quadro M5500's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro M5500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1139 MHz
Boost clock speed
1140 MHz
Number of transistors
5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M5500's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
PCIe 3.0 x16
SLI options


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M5500: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
6606 MHz
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
211 GB/s
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M5500. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Port
G-SYNC support


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M5500. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Vision Pro
VR Ready
nView Display Management

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M5500, sometimes including their particular versions.

Shader Model

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro M5500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.



This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro M5500 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 97% minimum and 90% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro M5500 from AMD is Radeon Pro WX 7100, which is slower by 2% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro M5500:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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